Beloved in the Lord Feedback is very important because it encourages the believers when they see or hear about the mighty work of their Lord. And though we know that God is always at work, it is something special to hear from our brothers and sisters about what He was doing in their lives. It is also important to see Jesus glorified; all what the Holy Spirit does is to do just that. When you inform us about what the Lord did in your life, then OTHERS could rejoice with you…and glorify the Lord. We encourage you to let us know about what was happening in your life and how the Lord touched or spoken to you. If you experience Jesus, let others know it!
# After receiving an invitation yesterday Friday, 9th of March the Lord guided our step to the Workshop of Hamurabi Humanitarian Organisation. There were delegates from different part of Iraq, especially from Mousel and other liberated territories. Different ethnic groups were represented there and they were discussing different issues, especially Tolerance. We listened to the open discussion and later had lunch together and discussed with some delegates their views. It was an honour for us to meet Mr. William Warda,
the Public Relationship representative and later the leading figure too. They offered us cooperation and shortly after that we received some information to help a desperate widow from Bartella. We thank the Lord for allowing us to see what is happening but also to be part of the helping efforts to relieve those in need. Please keep that in your prayer.
# We received this E-mail yesterday Tuesday, 2nd of January and decided to publish it after praying for the Saints in Kenya and asking the Lord for guidance. It is an honour to see our Lord Jesus using our Ministry to reach out and change people's hearts. We will be praying concerning the usage of our name as ICOM because it is officially registered and protected name. Please join our prayer and claim abundance for the Kingdom of our God in Jesus holy name.
Dear servant in the Vineyard of the Lord.
Am so much humbled by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. He died on the cross for our sins. It’s a big confirmation for our SALVATION. My wife and I have been in consistent prayers for direction of our Ministry. While looking on the materials that can teach us and guide us in our spiritual growth, we came upfront to your Website that has really helped us grow in our life and ministry. Since we started using your teachings and doing everything that you have been doing on your Website we have grown from 20 people to 58 members in a period of 6 months. Your ministry has been a blessing to us. We thank God for you and we have been praying for you in every fellowship we have. Since then we have been using your ministry NAME, AND FAITH STATEMENT. The board sat yesterday and decided that we should email you and let you know all these and request that you allow us to continue using your ministry name as a name for our Church because we have been birthed and grown in your ministry.
I and my wife we request that you mentor us spiritually and regard us as your son and daughter in the ministry. We also request you to come in your convenient time to come and visit us in Kenya.
Know that we love you so much and are praying for you every day.
We hope to hear from you.
# A sister from the States sent this article and wrote us to move and do something about it. We passed the request to our 24/7 Prayer Team-JHPH- and want you, dear Saints, to join our prayer today Wednesday, 3rd of January. Ask the Lord to help us continue supporting those Christian refugees, who’ve returned to their liberated territories. We started with desperate widows, who’ve lost everything and have nobody to help them; pray that our Lord will give them their needs. Pray that our Ministry would be a blessing to those families who really have lost everything and that they would get to know Jesus from the ‘other side’ as their Provider. Ask the Lord to use such help and reveal Himself to His people.
From The Washington Times
Vice President Mike Pence announced Wednesday night that President Trump has ordered the State Department to shut off funding for "ineffective" United Nations programs to help persecuted Christians in the Middle East, saying the administration will take over those efforts directly. "From this day forward, America will provide support directly to persecuted communities through USAID," Mr. Pence said at the In Defense of Christians annual solidarity dinner in Washington. "We will no longer rely on the United Nations alone to assist persecuted Christians and minorities in the wake of genocide and the atrocities of terrorist groups."
Saying Christians have been victims of a genocide at the hands of the Islamic State across the Middle East, Mr. Pence said the "sad reality" is that the U.N. spends about $1 billion per year on humanitarian aid in the region that doesn't help Christians enough.
"While faith-based groups with proven track records and deep roots in these communities are more than willing to assist, the United Nations too often denies their funding requests," Mr. Pence said. "My friends, those days are over. This is the moment. Now is the time. And America will support these people in their hour of need." The vice president said the U.S. will "…stand with those who suffer for their faith because that's what Americans have always done because the common bond of our humanity demands a strong response. And so as a nation, we pledge to support them in these trying times, and every day -- every day -- I know the American people offer forth a chorus of prayers for these communities from our hearts to the heart of heaven," he said.
Mr. Pence told faith leaders of various religious groups that the Obama administration "devoted well over a billion dollars in humanitarian aid to the Middle East, but routed the lion's share through programs run by the United Nations."
"Yet the United Nations has too often failed to help the most vulnerable communities, especially religious minorities," he said. "The result has been that countless people continue to suffer and struggle needlessly."
The vice president said the U.N. claims that more than 160 projects are in Christian areas, "but for a third of those projects, there are no Christians to help."